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Yum and pretty healthy - except for perhaps the cheese and onion jam.

Goats Cheese and Caramelised Red Onion Salad

As we have laughed many times with another meat-eating food-nerd friend of mine, goats cheese is the steak of the vegetarian world. Which would make this “steak and salad”. For vegos. The sweet onion jam and the salty goats cheese balance each other wonderfully here. one 1-2cm thick goats cheese (cherve) “round” per person i.e […]

Ready for the oven

Pavlova

Pav. Although it sounds like a Russian psychology experiment it is actually: 100% Antipodean (we’ll let the Aussies share the glory here) and has nothing to do with dogs. It’s awesome. Believe me, once you’ve had a good pav, you’ll salivate at the thought. Pavlova is perhaps the most traditional of Kiwi foods. It’s the […]

Banana cake

Banana cake

I have, without lying, made this cake 70 bazillion times. In fact I’m pretty sure this would be the first thing that I ever learned to make. When as a I was probably around ten, I first got an interest in cooking while watching mum make banana cakes. Staring up at her, head just over […]